Single EZ fold jump with new assembly at Lap it Up 5-2012

Agility Trainers You Are Going to Want to Know More About

Single EZ fold jump with new assembly at Lap it Up 5-2012

When you find an agility trainer that can improve your team performance and home in on a problem you just can’t seem to over come, it can be life altering! We asked agility enthusiasts from all over the country to share with us the names and locations of Great Agility Trainers and these are the responses we received. We have grouped them by state. It is by no means a complete list, but it’s very current and could be helpful! If you would like to add anyone else to our list, just leave the info in a comment below and we will be happy to update our info.

We are going to add these trainers and any links we have to our Blog List (lower right hand column) “GREAT AGILITY TRAINERS” and if you have anything to add, just let us know and we would be glad to include it. Take a look and see!  And always remember -Run Happy!

Christina Tracey


Info from: Deborah Davidson Harpur Rachel Sanders in Atascadero, CA

Info from: Jody Dushkes Barbara Mah [ On Facebook: ] of Stars and Stripes in Chino, CA is one of the best! I trained with 3 other agility handlers before her and she is soooo much better. She keeps up on all the latest methods by going to seminars, and taking a monthly class herself. She not only teaches you agility, but really teaches you how to handle, and is able to work with many different breeds (she runs Pembroke Welsh Corgis herself)


Info from: Ariane M. Bailey “Mary Champagne” (Facebook: )   “of The Agility Facility with several training locations in Connecticut.”

Agility classes from Foundations to Masters level handling are offered with both day and evening availability. Workshops and private lessons are also available Starting in May, spring/summer classes will be offered in Portland and Colchester
Info from: Shari King, “Terri Cesarek in CT”
Info from:  Martha Ruskai  “Ann Camp you need to add your CT trainer to this list”


Info from:  Pam Vojtas  “Annette Alfonso here in So Fl is without a doubt the best on the planet – she is not only a world class handler, she is also a wonderfully intuitive instructor of both humans and dogs. And she has a wicked sense of humor and is always smiling!”

Info from: Peggy Leach “Ditto what Pam Vojtas said. Annette Alfonso in S. Florida!!”

Info from: Nancy Atkins “Annette Alfonso is the best of the best! Pam Vojtas said it perfectly.”

Info from: Christine Borak  “Achieve Agility : Anette has helped Kayla and I through soon problem spots Kayla is now perfect on her weaves. She gives you lots of input so you can improve”

Info from: Nancy Atkins “Annette Alfonso is the best of the best! Pam Vojtas said it perfectly.”

Annette Alfonso on Facebook

She works at Achieve Agility Miami, Florida

Info from: Cynthia LeBouef Stone: “Holly Blakney, Dog Training Academy (web site: ) in Davie, Florida” (Dog Training Academy of South Florida on Facebook: )  “-Annette Alfonso, Achieve Agility, South Florida (she has a couple of locations)” See info above.   “/Karen Holik [ ], On Course Agility [On Facebook: ](trains at various locations)”

Info from: Deborah Broadrick “Mindy Lytle”  Facebook for Mindy Lytle:



Info from: Terry Herman  “Bridget McKnight & Dogstar Performance Sports, Hanover, MD”

Info from:  Sheila Franklin “I second Bridget Thomas and Dogstar!”

Dogstar is a place for dogs and their people! What started out as one girl teaching dog agility classes in barns and yards in the cold, rain and heat has now expanded to a new building complete with sprint turf, many weekly agility classes, lessons and much more. K9 Nose Work is our newest addition…

On Facebook

Dog Star Performance Dog Sports, Gamber, MD website:


Info from: Sherry Holm “And I do have to mention Annie Pyle who teaches at Clean Run in MA! She is awesome!” On Clean Run:

Info from:  Sue Usher   “we are blessed in the NE area with many great instructors. Annie Pyle at Clean Run, Betty Belliveau at Collinswood Canine Services. Amanda Shyne, and Laura Dolan all in Massachusetts..”

New Jersey

Info from: Amy Smith “Chris Ott and Frankie Joiris from Speedoggie in new jersey!!!!” On Facebook:

Doglogic Sign

North Carolina

Info from: Kathryn Milam “Lynne Stephens and Karen Meikle at Dog Logic, Statesville, NC!!”   Web site:                         Facebook Page:

Info from: Jenn Cannon “Lynne Stephens and Karen Meikle at Dog Logic, Statesville, NC” See info above.

Info from: Sherry Holm “Lynn Stevens of Doglogic in Statesville, NC! See info above”.

Info from: Sallie Lau Nelson “Have to agree, Doglogic in Statesville, NC, with Lynne and Karen. They are great”. See info above.

Doglogic, Statesville, NC




Info from: Judy Chaet  “Susan Wilson, A Good Dog’s Life, Asheville NC”

Info from:  Kathryn Lynn Kokiko   ” Vanessa Mortarino in Raleigh, NC. Simply the best! Provides classes and private lessons at Lap It Up in Durham, NC. Brings in the best for seminars… Rosanne Demascio, Daisy Peel and Linda Mecklenberg. So fortunate to have her in our area!”

Info from:  Ashley A   “You should add Tracy Hirsch who owns Airbourne Agility and teaches at Dog Fun Forever in Durham, NC as well as at Teamworks dog training in Youngsville, NC. She is amazing, has tons of competitive and training experience. She is intuitive about what you and your dog need, is encouraging and is positive to be around. Natalie Lewis Mauchmar is also an amazing instructor who teaches at the same two facilities. Natalie has tons of experience and knowledge about everything from trick training and puppy foundations to rock solid contacts and weaves, these two are amazing. Definitely some of my favorite instructors in NC!”


Lynn Brodie, Creekside Canines, Kernersville, NC

Lynn & Cirque at the end of a run at Vero Beach, FL

Info from:   Jane Hefner Brightwell   “Absolutely add Lynn Brodie trainer & owner of Creekside Canines. Located in Kernersville NC she has both an indoor facility and a wonderful outside field fully equipped for her students. She also periodically brings in world class agility trainers for special seminars. She is a full time professional trainer that is serious about her work & deserves to make the list. Thank you”



Info from:  Tammy Fannin Cearley  “Please add Lynn Brodie, of Creekside Canines in Kernersville, NC to your Agility Trainers list…absolutely AMAZING!”

Info from:  Arlene Prouty   “Add Mike Masters of Masterpeace in Franklin”



K9JYM Colmar, PA on Facebook:


South Carolina

Info from: Renee Pomatto Owens “Lori Willimont Duncan and SCoot Dog Agility, Charleston, SC”

On Facebook:                                                                               Web site:


Info from: Andrea Hoffmann “Nancy Walker, Leaps and Bounds Agility, Nashville, TN”

Welcome to Leaps & Bounds Dog Agility! Leaps and Bounds is the largest dog agility training school in middle Tennessee. We are dedicated to the sport of agility and the respectful treatment of our canine companions. We offer all levels of agility from complete beginners who want to have fun with the…


Info from: Helen Burrows “Elaine Coupa with ”


Info from: Shari Degan “Elizabeth Evans [Facebook ] of Best Friends Fun Farm, McKinney, TX”     Web site:

Info from: Dagmar Fertl “Elizabeth Evans and the other instructors at Best Friends Fun Farm in McKinney, TX”. See info above.

CM Streek Agility Training Center

Becky Taylor Lord “Terry Dyck is the trainer/owner of CMS Streek, in Frankston, Texas”    On Facebook:    Web site:

 Travel Plank


Info from: Kathy Devlin “Melissa Frye” [] On Facebook: “in Arlington, VA should be included on your list of favorite agility instructors. She teaches at Woofs!”
Info from: Sue Diveley “Marie Tripton, Richmond, VA” [ On Facebook ]
Info from: Christine Ouellette “Laurie Williams at Pup N Iron Stafford, Va.” [On Facebook:
All Dog Adventures
Fun with Agility
All Dog Adventures, LLC Richmond, VA


Info from: Marty Abair  “Cassy Lamothe at Show Me the Biscuit in Williston, VT. I’d never be where I am today with my dogs without her!”

Amy Haskell is an approved AKC CGC Evaluator

On Facebook Show Me The Biscuit!

Show Me The Biscuit! website


Info from: Michelle Richards Metzner “Jeff Riedl at K9 Corps Agility- Greenville WI” On Facebook: Web site:

Great Britain 

Paws On Dog Training & Agility

Info from: Ashley Peach

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